The Life of Joseph: Introduction

Joseph of the Old Testament is one of the most interesting people in the Bible. His story takes up a lot of space in the book of Genesis. Chapters 37 through 50 are almost entirely about Joseph. There is more written in Genesis about Joseph than there is about Abraham. Joseph gets more coverage than creation, the fall of mankind, the great flood and the tower of Babel combined. Surely there is a reason that there is so much written about this man. We would do well to study his life and see what lessons we can learn.

Over the next few days, I plan to write a short series about Joseph. We will find that he was: a man of dreams, a man of integrity, a man who planned ahead and a man of forgiveness. As we study his life, let us strive to follow his example and live exemplary lives, all the while considering how God’s plan for our life fits into the larger story of God’s radical plan to save the world through Jesus.

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